RCA Team Project - thrive
MEMBERS Ammo Lio / Chunhao Weng/ Erika Laiche/ Vidhi Mehta
DESIGNED IN 2015
Millions of people flock to the slopes each year to experience the thrill extreme sports offer. However, the consequences will be life changing for some. There is a worrying trend that Thrive is a companion for the families of infants in the neonatal intensive care unit, creating a seamless transition from hospital to home. Each year, 80,000 UK-born babies need specialised medical care in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Babies often transition from the NICU to home while they still need regular medical monitoring. Thrive assists parents in caring for their baby and communicating with doctors.
The device integrates with existing medical sensor technology and records information about the baby’s health and environment. The data is stored in the cloud. It can be accessed and easily understood by both parents and medical professionals. Thrive is part of the future of preventative patient-centered healthcare, helping parents to monitor high-risk infants and reducing communication time for both parents and medical professionals, so that any problems are captured early and the whole family has the best chance at long and healthy lives.